Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Opening: Melody Tavern

by Ashley Eames
Capital Cooking Contributor

Melody Tavern is one of the newest additions to the live-music scene in the area. You’ll have to venture out to Crystal City, but once there you’ll find a regular rotation of jazz and blues bands performing center stage.

This is not your typical jazz lounge. Melody Tavern is located in a shopping center with several restaurants and stores. Upon entering you come to a long, dark bar with multiple flat screen TV’s positioned on the wall. Pendant lights provide a warm ambiance, but there’s a loud buzz in the room that keeps you from getting too cozy. As you make your way through the restaurant you reach the 148-seat dining area, positioned perfectly for great views of the front stage.

The restaurant features an eclectic menu ranging from Lamb Tacos to Jerk Chicken and everything in between. Appetizers typically range between $9 - $12 with most entrees under $25, making this an affordable night out to enjoy a good meal and live music.
The entertainment roster alone is worth the trip to Crystal City. Local jazz vocalist Lena Seikaly is scheduled to play each Friday in February among other featured acts. You can find the whole line-up here: http://www.melodytavern.com/entertainment.php

Melody Tavern
3560 S. Glebe RoadSuite 170Arlington, VA 22202http://www.melodytavern.com/

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